ATR2100-USB

Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

MSRP* US$79.95
Lifetime Limited End-user Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



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  • Overview


    The ATR2100-USB is designed to take you from the stage to the studio and beyond. This rugged handheld microphone offers two outputs, USB output for digital recording, and an XLR output that connects with a sound systemís conventional microphone input for use in live performance. The microphone plugs right into your computerís USB port, and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software. The ATR2100-USB also offers a quality analog-to-digital converter for excellent fidelity, and a headphone output with level control for monitoring. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear. The microphone is ideal for live performance, podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, and voiceover use.
  • Features


    • Handheld dynamic microphone with USB digital output and XLR analog output

    • USB output connects to your computer for digital recording, while the XLR output connects with your sound systemís conventional microphone input for use in live performance

    • Smooth, extended frequency response ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover, and on-stage use

    • Built-in headphone jack allows you to directly monitor from your microphone

    • Adjust headphone volume with easy-to-use controls on the bottom of the microphone

    • High-quality AD convertor with 16 Bit, 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate

    • Compatible with Windows and Mac

    • Low-mass diaphragm provides excellent frequency response

    • Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of unwanted sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source

    • Tripod desk stand with folding legs for secure and easily portable tabletop use

    • Threaded stand clamp attaches securely to the supplied tripod or to a conventional microphone stand

    • USB and XLR cables included

    • Durable metal construction for long-lasting performance

    • On/off switch functions for both USB and analog operation


  • Specifications

    ELEMENTDynamic
    POLAR PATTERNCardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE50 Ė 15,000 Hz
    POWER REQUIREMENTSUSB Power (5V DC)
    BIT DEPTH16 bit
    SAMPLE RATE44.1 kHz/48 kHz
    CONTROLSOn/off switch;
    headphone volume control
    WEIGHT268 g (9.5 oz)
    DIMENSIONS183.0 mm (7.20") long,
    51.0 mm (2.01") maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORUSB-type/XLR-type
    HEADPHONE OUTPUT POWER10 mW @ 16 ohms
    HEADPHONE JACK3.5 mm TRS (stereo)
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDStand clamp for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; tripod desk stand; 2 m (6.6') mini USB cable; 3 m (9.8') XLRF-type to XLRM-type cable



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  • Downloads

    ATR2100-USB Manual (pdf 941.02 KB)
    ATR2100-USB FCC DOC (pdf 162.82 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone 2.7 5 3 3
    USB feature unreliable/broken I bought three of the ATR2100-usb mics in March 2014 for light usage (podcast recording). When I use the XLR output and go through a mixing board, these mics work fine; great tone, noise free, etc. The problem I have is when using the USB connection. For the first six months of very occasional use (twice monthly for up to 20 minutes), the mic worked fine. But no more. First one mic became unusable on my Windows 7 laptop, displaying the error "usb device not recognized". The other mics worked fine, until today when mic #2 "broke". (I subsequently tried the "broken" mics on my mac, same result.) Now I'm left with only one of the original three mics able to be used via the USB connection to the laptop. At this time I cannot recommend the ATR2100-USB. October 25, 2014
    Does not work on windows 8.1 Theres not much to say, other than it does not work on windows 8.1 September 22, 2014
    Great Microphone and value Positives: - Microphone has 3.5mm jack allowing you to monitor with 0 latency - great function - Design is sleek, simple and made of metal, feels heavy and of quality - Sound quality is great, the range may not be that wide (50-15 000 Hz) but is ample at an amateur / hobby level - Overall great value, comes with a stand, zero latency is great function, price is good. Negatives: - Some cheapo carrying pouch / case would have been nice - Have heard of quality issues with the USB / Headphone jack such as breaking. Could be resolved if you minimise the number of unnecessary insertion / removal of USB / headphone cable Good for: - Amateur / hobby singers recording covers - Podcaster / Youtube / Voice over - Value for money - Upgrade from cheapo PC mic / inbuilt microphones September 21, 2013
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    I recently got the mic for recording our band in the garage and it works very well. It's perfect for bass recording and very good for guitar, vocals and drums. It doesn't have the crystal clearness of the $300 mic but it does have a fullness when recording that's great. The mic is well worth it's price.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. This microphone is good for that application,
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    A pop Filter is different from a windscreen. The pop filter protects the mic from spit. The windscreen can do that, but it's main purpose is to reduce wind noise.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. I assume that you are referring to a wind screen. There is not one included, but you can purchase the AT8112 windscreen for it.
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    Compatibility with windows

    1. Is this device compatible with Windows 7?
    2. I had used other microphones, connected them with my laptop and selected "listen to this device" option, so I could speak to it and hear my own voice at the same time (Like karaoke). Can I do the same with this microphone?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes this microphone is compatible with Windows 7. I'm not familiar with the process you describe in 2 above.
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    Audio-Technica USB microphones can indeed be used with iPad (1/2/3) using the Apple Camera Connection Kit.
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    What drivers are used? (Standard audio usb codec?)

    The application would be an inter view style with two ATR 2100's pluged in to two ports of a pc using windows 7
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    It is NOT possible to operate multiple USB Audio Devices on any Windows OS.

    You can operate a maximum of two USB Audio Devices on a Mac, only if you create the second device as an Aggregate Device.

    Again, it is not possible with Windows, but is possible up to two with a Mac.
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